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Pick n Pay and Shoprite have announced they have agreed to drop exclusivity clauses in shopping mall leases with immediate effect. The retailers were suggested to be using the clauses to limit opportunities for small and speciality retailers. They have both have said they will also roll back the effects of the clauses on other businesses over time.

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Governments and non-governmental organisations (NGOs) are encouraging retailers to increase the number of sustainability schemes they implement. Single-use plastic reduction has been a common environmental initiative and many retailers have implemented schemes that aim to reduce, recycle or reuse single-use plastic whenever possible. What is the South Africa plastic pact? The Worldwide F...
South Africa-based Shoprite has released an operational update for the six months ending 29 December 2019. It reported its total sale of merchandise had increased by 7.0% to approximately ZAR81.2 bn (US$5.6 bn) driven by its supermarkets in its home market. At a group level, Shoprite said the sales growth was aided by the number of customer visits increasing by 2.1% and product volumes up by 4...
Following initiatives from South Africa-based Checkers, Pick n Pay, results from the same country’s Woolworths and reports of Carrefour’s market entry into Uganda, we round up news from the region. Checkers launches one-hour delivery option Checkers is set to introduce a one-hour delivery option under the Sixty60 brand name. Initially launched at selected stores in the Western Cape and Gaut...

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